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Impact of host and virus genome variability on HCV replication and response to interferon.
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PMID:  23835049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Since the discovery of hepatitis C virus (HCV), treatment has proven difficult and the regimen of pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin is only effective for half of patients. Evidence suggests that host and viral genome variations play a role in either viral clearance or persistence. Powerful genomic technologies have made it possible to study genome-wide associations with treatment response, which yielded critical genetic polymorphisms that predict treatment response. This has important implications for treatment of HCV infection and opened the door to the possibility of genetic marker-guided treatment (personalized medicine). This review will focus on the recent advances in understanding host and viral genetic variations with regards to treatment and the importance for future therapeutic intervention.
Cameron J Schweitzer; T Jake Liang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in virology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-6265     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Virol     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101560941     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Virol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Liver Diseases Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address:
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